The FACTS About Drug Testing

The FACTS About Drug Testing

You probably already know this but there are different “pools” for different jobs within the DOT drug testing. To start with there is FMCSA, and FTA, and FAA, PHMSA, and a few more. What do all of these acronyms mean? FMCSA: Federal Motor Carrier Administration FTA:...
Entry  Level Driver Training

Entry Level Driver Training

If you haven’t heard yet. Startartign next February, to be exact February 7th 2022. Anyone who wants to upgrade their CDL or get their initial CDL will have to go through Entry Level Driver Training. While I completely understand the premises behind this rule, I...
Annual DOT Inspections

Annual DOT Inspections

Did you know that every CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) needs to have an annual DOT inspection every single year? Any vehicle that is used as a CMV.  FMCSA identifies a CMV as any vehicle that is used for interstate commerce and has a GCWR (Gross Combined Weight...
Hours of Service Exemptions

Hours of Service Exemptions

Hours Of Service Exemptions Exceptions From the Hours-of-Service Regulations Category Type of Exception Conditions That Must Be Met 49 CFR Section Adverse driving conditions • Up to 2 additional hours of driving time Drivers are allowed to extend the 11/10-hour...
HOS for Passenger Carrying Vehicles The Details

HOS for Passenger Carrying Vehicles The Details

In a past Blog we gave you the HOS FACTS about passenger Carrying CMV’s Now we are going to dig into the rules about vehicles that carry passengers so you can better understand them. On Duty time What is considered “On Duty” time? Pretty much anything that you get...

HOS for Property Carrying Vehicles The Details

In a past blog we gave you the FACTS about HOS. In a past blog we gave you the FACTS about HOS Now we get to go a little deeper into the rules so you can better understand them. Today we are going to focus on property-carrying vehicles.  We will write a whole other...